The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

March 26th, 1901

The page for Tuesday, March 26th says:

At office 5:50 A.M.
Mr. Moore off to Quasamambi Mine.
Work on my postings - done fair work.
Manuel Edwards quitting. I understand
men are gradually preparing trying to get
paid and then off to work at Uimbi.
Young Moore reads much of the day.
The only snake I've seen here was
brought to me to bury - 9 feet long.
Weather pleasant at 94°.
Raid by Ants. Chase and eat all
roaches - then go back to the earth again.
Much fun watching the ants land on
the roaches legs. Say, that snakes can-
not fast enough to keep clear of ants
when they come from the ground.
Sign of very wet weather - Whew!
What that must be.
Boy comforting to me.
Pinochle at nigth.
Stranger in town from Uimbi. Both cook & watchman
inform me at my house at night.
Mr. A. L. Moore sends word to Mr. D.C. Stapleton.

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Questions and comments:

  • Uimbi is about 5 miles due north of Playa De Oro.

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